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Initial Training Network for Wave Energy Research Professionals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215414

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 579 635

  • EU contribution

    € 3 579 635

Coordinated by:

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

Objective

The proposed action builds strongly up on the logics of its predecessor with the same name. The overall objective is to create a pool of specialised wave energy research professionals to support an emerging industry in a field with a very strong anticipated growth and no dedicated existing training curriculum. Although most jobs can be done being a trained engineer in one of the adjacent fields, the existance of interdisciplinary skilled researchers trained in direct connection to the technology development is vital for successful development. In the predecessor, almost all fellows where immediatley absorbed by industrial players in the field or continued research in the host institution. The work plan for WAVETRAIN 2 fellows is specifically directed towards a wide range of challenges that industrial-scale wave energy implementation faces in the present situation, with some bias towards technical issues, from hydrodynamic and PTO (Power-Take-Off) design, to instrumentation issues and energy storage and cost reduction show to be critical for successful deployment. On the other hand, also non-technical “barriers”, typically less tangible difficulties related to legal issues (licensing, conflicts of use, EIA procedures, grid connection, regional differences) and the non-sufficient representation of socio-economic benefits of the sector, will be dealt with, as they are seen as a major obstacel for fast implementation on a European scale. The methodology to achieve the desired results is to provide (i) in-depth training in one applied research topic (host institution), (ii) good interdisciplinary background and understanding of industry environment (short courses and secondments), and (iii) active participation in wave power plant testing in the sea (some of the profiles; others: site visits). The in-depth training at the host institution will be incorporated in relevant research topics, where typically an advance the state-of-the-art is expected.
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Coordinator

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO

Address

Rua Dom Jeronimo Osorio 11
1400 119 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 433 266

Administrative Contact

António Sarmento (Prof.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 438 986

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 207 393

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 377

Wave Dragon Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 208 928

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 242 308

SPOK APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 250 237

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 298 864

AWS OCEAN ENERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 208 728

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 207 389

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 223 197

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 356 853

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 109

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215414

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 579 635

  • EU contribution

    € 3 579 635

Coordinated by:

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO

Portugal